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Developmental Disability Resource Connection (DDRC)

Formerly known as the STAR Program

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The DDRC program provides assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, to access resources in their communities and Medicaid waivers through the State of Alaska Developmental Disabilities Programs. The DDRC program can help families navigate the complex options and requirements to find the services that are right for each individual person. DDRC is funded through a grant from The State of Alaska Senior and Disability Services (SDS) so there is no cost for service to the consumers and families we serve.

Developmental Disability
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What can DDRC do?

    • Application assistance for DD Eligibility with the State of Alaska
    • Assistance with the Registration and Review process, waitlist for IDD and ISW Medicaid Waiver services
    • Education and Advocacy
    • Short term service coordination
    • Information and options for available services
    • Apply for Alaska Mental Health Trust DD Mini-Grants

In order for a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability to receive assistance through the State of Alaska, they must first be determined developmentally disabled as defined by state law. The State defines an Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (IDD) as a severe, chronic disability that:

    • Is attributable to a mental and/or physical impairment.
    • Is manifested before age 22 and is likely to continue indefinitely.
    • Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
    1. Self-Care
    2. Learning
    3. Mobility
    4. Self-direction
    5. Capacity for Independent Living (for individuals 16 and older)
    6. Economic Self sufficiency (for individuals 16 and older)

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has coordinated a Developmental Disabilities Shared Vision for the State below.

DD Shared Vision

Alaska ABLE Accounts allow qualified consumers to save money  and keep SSI/Medicaid. Check out ABLE Accounts and see if this savings plan is right for you or your family member at the link below.

Alaska ABLE Plan

Office DDRC Contacts


211 Mission Rd. Suite #223
Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: 907-486-0493
Fax: 907-486-0409


201 Third Ave. Suite #101B
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 907-224-8711
Fax: 907-224-7793


265 E. Pioneer Ave. Suite #201
P.O. Box 2474
Homer, AK 99603
Phone: 907-235-7911
Fax: 907-235-6236

Martha Wagele
Homer Advocate


47255 Princeton Ave. Suite #8
Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 907-262-6333
Fax: 907-260-4495

Angie Hicks-Clary
Multi-Program Advocate

Lynnette Haas
DDRC Coordinator

If you are concerned about the safety of a vulnerable person you can report your concern to the Alaska Senior and Disabilities Services Centralized Reporting Unit.  These reports go to the appropriate state agency or agencies to investigate.  These include Adult Protective Services, The Long Term Care Ombudsman, Occupational Licensing and the Office of Children's Services.  Click on the link below for:

Centralized Reporting

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